FXM offers movie spinoff of popular 1960s television series
Holy feature film, “Batman”!! If you loved the mid-1960s television series about DC Comics’ Caped Crusader and his “Boy Wonder” partner Robin, you surely were thrilled to see them on the big screen in a 1966 movie — being shown by FXM on Sunday, May 2 — that was made in conjunction with the show’s first season.
Adam West, who already had built a respectable career, and Burt Ward became instant superstars as the Dynamic Duo. Here, they face all of their principal enemies at once: the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), the Joker (Cesar Romero), the Penguin (Burgess Meredith) and Catwoman (Lee Meriwether, instead of original TV portrayer Juie Newmar).The dastardly quartet hatches a plot targeting world leaders, and you just know Gotham City’s chief defenders won’t let them get away with it.